Chudu cosmetics is an organic skincare brand manufacturer that was established in 2018 by Tshudu Takalani. Their products include soaps, toners, and anti-aging serums. These products have been specifically formulated to treat skin issues such as acne, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, etc. Their products are made with ingredients sourced in South Africa.
Tshudu is a Biotechnologist by profession and has previously worked in the quality department of two major companies; she also took a few courses in skincare and cosmetic formulation at large. She started the business shortly after experiencing skin problems when she moved to Cape Town. “I always had flawless skin, but after moving to Cape Town, the reality of how the environment affects our skin began to manifest on my skin. After moving to Cape Town, my skin began to itch and would develop pimples that left dark marks behind. That affected my confidence a lot! I then decided to put my chemistry and microbiology knowledge into use and developed my own skincare products. I also decided to take a few courses in relation to skincare and cosmetic products in order to deepen my knowledge in this regard. I started by using the products on my own skin first before taking them out to the people and since then I have not stopped using them. My skin has since recovered, I currently live in Cape Town and no longer face the skin issues that I faced when I moved here and my confidence has been restored,” she says.
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Founder of ZENJEWELS, Julieta Aurelio shares more insight about how her brand cares to bring about a holistic wellness approach starting from body care, with the aspiration to go further.
“To define holistic, we encompass the whole of a being and not just a part. Holistic wellness and healing looks at the whole person for answers, not just physical symptoms – this is the mind, body, spirit, and social factors included. Not only have we most likely grown up with plenty of trauma in our personal lives and harmful chemicals in the air, but we’re exposed to things that keep us from living healthy time and time again. This has thus kept from the full potential of our prosperity, which we have by birthright. With holistic healing, the entire being’s restoration is taken to consideration instead of symptoms. Holistic wellness looks into causes. Furthermore, this focus is on curing the whole not just the affected part, therefore terminating symptoms that are manifesting differently or repeatedly, instead of treating bits and pieces that are most likely to resurface.
Holistic healing easily leads to a holistic lifestyle, an interconnected life with all that is. Most body care and cosmetic products have harmful and toxic ingredients like Coal Tar, Dea/Tea/Mea, Ethoxylated, Surfactants and 1,4-dioxane, Formaldehyde, Fragrance/Parfum, Hydroquinone, Lead, Mercury, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), Phthalates, Placental Extract, Polyethylene glycol (PEG), Silicone-derived emollients, Sodium lauryl (ether) sulfate (SLS, SLES), Talc, Toluene and Triclosan. These are most likely found to cause endocrine disruption, liver/kidney/lung damage, cancer, toxic harm to skin and immune system, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, cellular damage, low birth weight, impairs the skin’s ability to release toxins, impairs brain development, causes headaches, dizziness, asthma, and allergies – just to list a few.
After I discovered an underarm and breast lump, I looked into all the actions which could not only reverse my diagnosis but stop the cause entirely. This led me to natural body care, journaling and eating a more plant-based diet. This has become my holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle and brand,” she concludes.
Say goodbye to acne, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dark spots, dry skin and bring out your inner glow with Pink Liquorice’s amazing range of skincare products.
Pink Liquorice Face Serum which has 3 core ingredients that when combined have a skin brightening effect which will leave you with an even skin complexion, radiant, glowing, and beautiful skin in a matter of days.
Here is the science behind how Pink Liquorice Face Serum works:
An amino acid in your body called tyrosine supports the production of melanin.
Melanin is a pigment in the body that gives the skin its colour and causes hyper-pigmentation.
However Pink Liquorice has 3 Core Ingredients (Liquorice Root, Kojic Acid and Glutathione) that when combined effectively block tyrosine from forming, hence preventing melanin production.
Pink Liquorice products are available at affordable prices
1. Pink liquorice deep cleanser facial wash- R55
2. Pink Liquorice Purifying Toner – R55
3. Pink Liquorice Exfoliator – R55
4. Pink Liquorice Even skin tone day cream with spf25 – R55
5. Pink Liquorice Even Skin tone night cream – R55
What are the benefits?
There is a long list: scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, under eye bags, uneven skin tone; ranging from short, to long term. In the short term it makes skin look plumper and more radiant from superficial swelling and inflammation. In the long term with repetitive use, it helps increase production of collagen and elastin. A prolonged course of microneedling can improve scarring (from acne or surgery), decrease depth of fine lines and wrinkles, treat stretch marks, and markedly improve skin texture.’ Dermarolling can also help increase the efficacy of your skincare products, allowing you to see speedier results. ‘When used in conjunction with topical skincare, it can help improve the absorption of active ingredients. This is particularly beneficial for people suffering from pigmentation.
Does it hurt?
No and it is not supposed to so use less pressure if you’re experiencing pain. At most you might feel some slight discomfort but it’s more of a strange sensation than anything else
Are there any side effects?
There’s a bit of downtime so always use it at night, just before you go to bed, as your face will go red and your skin will need to heal. However, there is not any bruising or bleeding and come morning your skin will have returned to its normal colour
Steps to Achieve Glass like skin using the Pink Liquorice system:
– Double Cleanse using the Pink Liquorice Deep Cleanser Facial Wash
– Exfoliate using the Pink Liquorice Facial Exfoliator
– Tone using the Pink Liquorice Purifying Toner
-Apply the Pink Liquorice Advanced Extra tone serum
-Moisturize using the Pink Liquorice Even Skin tone cream
Great skin goes beyond cult products or buzzworthy trends: it requires consistency and commitment to your skincare regimen.
Brightening, firming, and anti- aging, our Advance Brightening Solution Serum does it all. Our answer to the brightening craze is this highly potent serum that helps to support collagen and fights sun damage. We love that it is formulated without any unwanted minerals or heavy metals, so you can feel good about using it every day for maximum effect.
The combination of our 3 core ingredients Liquorice Root extract, Kojic Acid and Glutathione is a powerhouse for skin. Ideal for dark spots, discoloration, acne, hyperpigmentation, and the list goes on. A serum that lightens, brightens, and tightens. Formulated with the highest quality natural ingredients, our skincare essentials are clean, cruelty free and free of parabens, dermatologist tested.
Built on the foundation of ‘Where Nature Meets Science’. SK Botanicals is an innovative skincare company that captures the best of nature proven with science.
To help improve skin health, SK Botanicals has created a compact range of highly concentrated, multi-functional skincare products, offering concise, uncomplicated skincare for busy people.
SK Botanicals products are scientifically formulated with
clinically proven botanical actives and uniquely combined with the highest
quality plant extracts, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, plant butters and
They are scientifically formulated to have a lifting and filling effect on the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so that skin appears smoother and firmer and feels moisturised.
To help prevent the signs of ageing. This supercharged
botanical cream contains a concentration of scientifically proven active
ingredients that increase moisture levels, promote skin elasticity and plump
dry, dehydrated and dull looking skin. Fortified with vitamins, antioxidants, natural
& organic plant extracts, plant oils and plant-based butters to help
replenish lost moisture and reinforce the skin’s natural barrier to protect the
skin against further dehydration.
With Botanical Actives Scientifically Proven to:
Maintain skin structure for firmer and smoother skin.
Increase skin elasticity and moisturisation.
Immediate improvement of skin hydration up to 8 hours after application.
A multifunctional botanical moisturiser with scientifically proven actives to target skin hydration, skin-soothing and protection of tired, dry andageing skin.
SK Botanicals’ mission is to improve SKIN HEALTH. The brand is committed to advance the world of skincare by creating products that are safe for your skin and better for the planet. The brand promises to provide, high quality and effective skincare products backed by science.
SK Botanicals will always choose natural ingredients that deliver the same level of effectiveness as a chemical one. Their botanicals are carefully selected for their effectiveness and delivered in an optimal formula. Each ingredient is sourced with the utmost care for the environment to protect our planet’s biodiversity.
Inspired by Nature
SK Botanicals utilises only the highest quality sustainable and environmentally friendly natural and organic ingredients. Their products are halal certified, cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
SK Botanicals products are free of Parabens, Colourants, Fragrances, Petroleum, Animal derivatives, GMO’s, Sulphates, Phthalates, Silicones, Mineral oil, Formaldehyde, Phenoxyethanol, DEA, TEA, MEA. The products are ethically conscious, sustainably sourced and inspired by nature.
DermoProf Skincare is an innovative South African facial skincare brand formulated by a pharmacist. It is a brand that retails for homecare maintenance of targeted skin challenges. It aims to maintain healthy looking skin and in doing so, alleviates problems that arise in skin.
Each product has been designed carefully and with precision with the goal of achieving desired results for specific targeted skin conditions over time. The ingredients used, are combined in a unique way to deliver results and there are no toxic ingredients. The main ingredients have been tested for efficacy and toxicity at the University of Pretoria. Results were proven to be highly effective with no toxic effects. The products comply with EU standards that regulate cosmetic category skincare.
DermoProf’s signature approach is that it eliminates the need for toners, exfoliators, masks, and unnecessary products that do not necessarily add value and in fact become a burden especially when compliance is key. There is no need for separate night creams and day creams. If a product range is wide with many steps in a regimen, the whole system becomes unsustainable both practically and financially. In today’s busy and economically constrained times, consumers want quick and cost-effective regimens that fulfill the complete needs of their skin. Each range offers a long term management system and therefore, there is no limitation as to how long each range can be used. In fact, it is better to use it forever, as the results are accumulative over time and the products have the amazing ability to manage skin so that there are no imbalances.
Sunscreens are advised to be used after applying these products, allowing 5mins before sunscreen application. You will find none of the creams have a built-in SPF, as the SPF profile of ingredients can impede the penetration of important active ingredients found in DermoProf products.
It is important to note that although each targeted skincare range has its specific effects, they do also have additional overlapping effects, for example, the acne range not only eliminates breakouts but also deal with marks that consumers so often feel stressed about. Because hyperpigmentation is mostly found in ages 30+, the products are loaded with all the good ingredients including antioxidants and vitamins that assist ageing skin. The brand has been around since 2015 and not been marketed until the end of 2018. Every detail of the products has been refined since then.
Endorsements and Certification:
The products have been dermatologically tested.
All actives have undergone invitro testing.
The products are certified “Proudly South
Klowki promises to supply you with high quality, waterless,
organic products, easily absorbed by the skin. Their products are safe to use,
and they provide natural vitamin A, D, E and K to the skin, with an added
Palmitic Acid- Protects skin from the environment and
Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid)- Anti-Microbial;
CLA- Anti- Calms inflamed skin and kills bacteria;
Stearic Acid- found in our own oils, this amazing fatty acid brings moisture to
the skin, softens, rejuvenates and has anti-inflammatory properties;
Omega 9 (Oleic Acid)- Awesome carrier to the other oils and helps penetrate
these nutrients deep into the skin.
So, what does each jar contain?
Not only does your body need bioavailable nutrition, but so
does your skin, as at least 60% of all the 400 to 600 toxins in common skincare
products are absorbed into your bloodstream daily. From soap, to make-up, body
lotions, perfumes washing powders and more. The radicals that your skin crave
are found in Klowki products, as tallow is biologically identical to your skin.
Why use Klowki?
Because you absorb, and actually “eat” your skincare
ingredients, Klowki wants to make sure that you have 100% “edible” skincare
products. Their skincare products are food for your skin.
Klowki products are 100% waterless. Water evaporates and
dehydrates the skin when applied topically.
Klowki packaging is 100% plastic free. They use glass containers for the skincare range and aluminium tins for the larger volumes, like the baby balms and body scrubs.
They add new products regularly, and our range currently
Hydrating eye cream: to prevent and treat
those bags under the eyes;
Whipped moisturiser: To moisturise the face;
Body scrubs: To exfoliate and moisturise the
face and body;
Blemish balm: Found effective in the treatment
of blackheads, acne and other skin impurities as well as skin discolouration;
Tattoo balm: Relieving pain after a tattoo,
and to promote the healing of the skin;
Lip balm: Specially formulated to moisturise
and protect those soft South African lips.
Klowki relies heavily on the anti-inflammatory properties of
stearic acid, found in tallow.
Baby balm: With tallow, lanolin and an
antiseptic, they still need to find a better treatment for nappy and body rash
as well as cradle cap. We actually have adults using this product to use as a
daily body balm.
Jacque – Founder of Klowki shares how it all started:
My interaction with tallow started in 2017. My daughter,
then aged 14, suffered from seasonal eczema since a young age. It was heart
breaking to see her go through this at every season change. Having been in
the pharmaceutical and healthcare environment for more than 20
years, with the experience and contacts I accumulated over this time (I am
a qualified pharmacist’s assistant), I was extremely frustrated, as I was not
able to help.
We tried antihistamines, cortisone, corticosteroids, and a
million other products. Oral medication had little to no effect and some
creams and ointments might help for one season, but not the next. As the
bills added up, I spent countless hours researching eczema and possible
solutions, but it was my wife that found some information on
I was sceptical at first, but having nothing to
lose, and tallow being a natural product, we tried it. I was amazed, and my
daughter out of her skin. (pardon the pun)
If only I knew about this sooner!!
I started investigating other options, and it wasn’t
long before I added other ingredients, like essential oils, castor-
and coconut oil, coal tar, coffee, argon oil and baobab oil. We even
started to infuse our products with the likes of rooibos tea, etc.
We started sharing this product with our friends and
family, and the benefits seemed endless. The baby balm was soon created,
which is an excellent body balm for babies. We also have the best
treatment and deterrent for nappy rash and cradle cap, and that is a fact.
Obviously, from this, we started using and promoting tallow
for other skin treatments, like acne treatments, scar and stretch
mark treatments, moisturizers, foot and body scrubs, to name a few, and
tallow did not disappoint.
We founded www.klowki.co.za with one goal in
mind: providing a high-quality, smart, and reliable Online Skin Care Shop that
is adding quality to life. We know that every product counts and
strive to make the entire shopping experience as rewarding as possible. Check
it out for yourself!
All products are available online at www.klowki.co.za. Shipped to your door
anywhere in South Africa.